- High-profile votes, fights preview Wolf's challenges in June Updated: May-24-15 12:51 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - June is crunch time in the state Capitol and the challenges in front of Gov. Tom Wolf are becoming clearer in the Democrat's first go-round with budget negotiations.
- Change certain on Pennsylvania's top court; 3 seats to fill Updated: May-23-15 2:27 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - With six nominees vying for three open seats on the state Supreme Court and campaign dollars already flowing by the millions, change is inevitable.
- Pennsylvania gains 122 new state troopers Updated: May-22-15 5:33 pm
HERSHEY, Pennsylvania - Pennsylvania has 122 new state troopers.
- 4 killed in northwestern Pennsylvania crash; car was fleeing Updated: May-21-15 6:53 pm
CORRY, Pennsylvania - Pennsylvania State Police say four people were killed and one seriously wounded when their car crashed into a tree as the driver fled the scene of a burglary.
- New nominees gird for Pennsylvania high-court campaign Updated: May-20-15 2:56 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Party endorsements and money made the difference in who was nominated for state Supreme Court in Pennsylvania's primary election.
- Parties pick 5 endorsed candidates for state's highest court Updated: May-19-15 11:25 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Pennsylvania Democrats and Republicans demonstrated Tuesday that party endorsements count as they nominated five party-backed candidates for the state Supreme Court.
- Latest in Pennsylvania primary: Wojcik is appellate nominee Updated: May-19-15 11:24 pm
- Democrat Sabatina wins Stack's Philadelphia Senate seat Updated: May-19-15 9:13 pm
PHILADELPHIA - Democrat John Sabatina Jr. will join the Pennsylvania state Senate and take the northeast Philadelphia seat left vacant when Mike Stack became lieutenant governor.
- Wolf administration takes shot at Senate GOP pension bill Updated: May-18-15 9:11 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Gov. Tom Wolf's administration fired a new volley Monday against a Senate Republican bill to overhaul benefits in Pennsylvania's two big public employee pension systems, saying that they voted to line their own pockets.
- Tuesday's primary features races for top court, Philly mayor Updated: May-18-15 3:52 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Democrats and Republicans will choose their nominees for an unprecedented three open seats on the Pennsylvania's highest court in Tuesday's primary election. Also on the statewide ballot are Democratic contests for one open seat each on the Superior and Commonwealth courts, the state's intermediate appellate courts.
- Correction: Michigan Energy story Updated: May-18-15 2:29 pm
LANSING, Michigan - In a story May 16 about natural gas becoming a primary source for generating energy in Michigan, The Associated Press, relying on information from DTE Energy, erroneously reported the year that the utility expects to close two coal plants. It is in 2016, not 2018.
- Cash flows above the $5M mark in race for state's high court Updated: May-17-15 10:17 am
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The cash is flowing in Pennsylvania's races for an unprecedented three open seats on the state Supreme Court, as contributions to the dozen candidates surpassed the $5 million mark and TV advertising intensified heading into Tuesday's primary.
- Pa. officials report more than $160K in gifts, travel in '14 Updated: May-16-15 9:52 am
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Newly filed state ethics reports show Pennsylvania state lawmakers and other high-ranking government officials collected more than $160,000 in freebies last year, including sports tickets and international travel, although about half the total involved donations for constituent events such as senior expos, veterans fairs and prescription drug collections.
- Pennsylvania Senate's medical marijuana bill hits opposition Updated: May-15-15 4:47 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The Pennsylvania state Senate's bill legalizing medical marijuana has landed in a House committee headed by a Republican who opposes the authorization of any drug without the federal government's approval first.
- Top Pennsylvania cop won't be charged in sign-removal case Updated: May-14-15 6:33 pm
CARLISLE, Pennsylvania - The acting commissioner of the Pennsylvania State Police will not be charged for removing roadside signs near his suburban Harrisburg home that protested his decision to wear the trooper uniform, a county prosecutor said Thursday.
- Pennsylvania to fly flags at half-staff after Amtrak crash Updated: May-13-15 12:11 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Gov. Tom Wolf is ordering that all Pennsylvania flags be lowered at the state Capitol and office buildings to honor the victims and passengers of the deadly Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia.
- State House approves plan to cut billions in property taxes Updated: May-12-15 9:20 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A plan to replace nearly $5 billion in the property taxes that are used to fund public education in Pennsylvania with higher sales and income taxes passed the state House on Tuesday, placing the issue squarely before lawmakers at the start of peak dealmaking season.
- Wolf pick for secretary of state gets neutral vote Updated: May-12-15 6:26 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A state Senate committee on Tuesday took the unusual step of sending Pedro Cortes' nomination for a second stint as Pennsylvania's secretary of state to the Senate floor without any recommendation.
- Annual gun rights rally draws hundreds to Pa. Capitol Updated: May-12-15 11:46 am
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Pennsylvania lawmakers are hearing from hundreds of gun rights activists in what's become an annual Harrisburg event.
- Medical marijuana bill heads for Pennsylvania Senate vote Updated: May-11-15 5:40 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A newly expanded medical marijuana bill is expected to pass the Pennsylvania Senate, although its prospects remain unclear in the House.
- Special elections set for August for 2 Pa. House vacancies Updated: May-11-15 4:02 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Vacancies in state House districts in the Harrisburg suburbs and outside Chester will be filled during special elections scheduled for this summer.
- Late-surfacing report has little impact on high court race Updated: May-11-15 11:58 am
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A late-surfacing campaign finance report in the 12-way race for Pennsylvania's highest court made barely a ripple in the nearly $5 million collectively raised by the candidates.
- Frein's lawyers withdraw request to move trial, for now Updated: May-11-15 10:49 am
Lawyers for the man charged in an ambush outside a Pennsylvania State Police barracks that killed one trooper and seriously wounded another have withdrawn their request to have his trial moved, but said Monday they plan to refile it at a later date.
- Candidates for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court at a glance Updated: May-10-15 10:03 am
A dozen candidates - six Democrats and six Republicans - are competing in the May 19 primary for nominations for an unprecedented three vacant seats on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. The top vote-getters in each party will square off in the Nov. 3 general election.
- High court race overshadows competition for 2 lower courts Updated: May-09-15 11:22 am
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The crowded nomination battles for Pennsylvania's highest court are attracting more attention, but Democratic races are underway for one open seat each on the Superior and Commonwealth courts.